The South Dakota Against Sunday Performance Referendum was on the November 3, 1908 ballot in South Dakota as a veto referendum, where it was approved. The measure prohibited many forms of theatrical performances, athletic competitions, movie showings, circuses and other public performances from being done on Sundays. Breaking the law by participating in such performances, by aiding them through leasing of space for the performance or by other aid was made a misdemeanor with penalties of fines between $25 and $100, imprisonment in county jail between 10 and 30 days or both. The measure was known as House Bill 208 in the South Dakota State Legislature, where it was approved on February 25, 1907.
| South Dakota Against Sunday Performance Referendum (1908)|
| Yes|| 48,368|| 50.19%|
Election results via: South Dakota Political Almanac, Table 7. Results of Elections Concerning State Constitutional Amendments and Initiated and Referred Laws, 1889-1968
Text of measure
The full text of the referendum was printed on the ballot followed by the question:
||Shall the above law become a law of this state?
- ↑ South Dakota Political Almanac, "Table 7. Results of Elections Concerning State Constitutional Amendments and Initiated and Referred Laws, 1889-1968," accessed May 22, 2014
- ↑ South Dakota, "Enabling Act and Constitution and the Laws Passed at the Tenth Session of the Legislature of the State of South Dakota," accessed June 2, 2014
- ↑ The Freeman Courier, "Notice of Election," October 29, 1908
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.